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Extract of letter to D Coates regarding slavery. Click on image to enlarge.

Extract of letter to D Coates regarding slavery. Click on image to enlarge.

Extract of letter to D Coates regarding slavery. (DUL ref: GRE B/148/16) Click on image to enlarge.

 

 

This source is a letter sent to Earl Grey in 1832 just before slavery was made illegal in 1833. Read it carefully and then try to answer the questions. A transcript and enlarged version are available.

1. Do you think that the author of this letter is pro- or anti-slavery?

2.What words does he use that make you think this?

3. Would you describe this source as biased?

 

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